Elderly woman with dementia missing from Socorro found dead


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A female body was discovered on private property in Socorro Texas, Tuesday.

At this time, the Socorro Police Department and the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Department are currently conducting an investigation.

It happened on the 10000 block of Ron Street, and police ask the public to avoid the area, as this is still an active scene.

According to a release, a Medical Examiner has been called out to oversee the identification of the body.

We will update as more details become available.


According to a release, Sheriff Detectives and Crime Scene officers arrived and discovered an elderly deceased female in an irrigation ditch.

Investigators have identified the woman as 89-year-old Martha Gandara Arrieta.

Arrieta was reported missing on May 1, and a Silver Alert had been issued. According to police, Arrieta had been diagnosed with dementia.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation.

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